The impeachment of Donald Trump as told by a member of Congress with a front-row seat to history.
Historians will look back over time at the events of the fall of 2019 and the impeachment of Donald J. Trump, and will debate the merits of the charges and the circumstances that caused the whole debacle. In The Clock and the Calendar, Congressman Doug Collins will explain why the impeachment was not really about a phone call with a foreign leader or how the president conducted himself; no, it was not even about the Russia investigation that had fizzled just months before these proceedings. What happened in the halls of Congress during this time was merely a date with a destiny that was dreamed of by Democrats still feeling the sting of bitter tears in Brooklyn on the night that Donald Trump derailed the coronation of Hillary Clinton. It was on that night that the mainstream media was stunned and brought to tears, and the Washington establishment shook to their very core, that the seed was planted. We may not have won tonight, they said, but we will never let this stand. Instead of looking to win again in four years, the movement began to look for another solution. Seeds had already been sown: the way was impeachment and that was the destiny they sought.
A native of Gainesville, Georgia, Congressman Doug Collins graduated from North Hall High School and earned a degree in political science from the University of North Georgia. Doug earned his master of divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and his community roots only deepened in the eleven years that he pastored Chicopee Baptist Church. In 2006, the people of Georgia’s 27th State House District elected Doug to represent them. During his first term in the state legislature, Doug graduated from Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School. As a USAFR chaplain, Doug has served since 2002. He completed a 2008–2009 deployment to Iraq while stationed at Balad Air Force Base. He currently holds the rank of lieutenant colonel. Doug has served as U.S. Representative for Georgia’s 9th Congressional District since 2013. In the 116th Congress, Doug served as Ranking Member of the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary.